Is it me or do you feel this way?
A small rant or perhaps a small ranting question:
I heard a commercial the other day that Intel is working on a program that will use your face as your password. For those of us who cannot afford plastic surgery, my question is: What do we do when the program asks us to change our password every so many months like it does now? Will minor work on my face be good enough or does it have to be a full facelift? Just want to know.
50 Shades of Sexual Abuse
I cannot believe all the hype over a movie that promotes a sadist and his sexual pleasures. After watching this, I wonder how many men will try this stuff and how many women will allow it. I saw an interview with the actress playing the lead and she said she did not want her parents to watch her in this movie, even though they would know it was just acting. (Her parents are also actors.) My feelings are if you are not proud enough over what you did to show your parents then there must be something deep down in you psyche that tells you that this subject matter is wrong. Why are we promoting such abnormal behavior. Again, don't they realize that people will imitate all of this? Rape and deviant sexual behavior is pretty bad right now. I wonder what the repercussions will be as a result from this movie.
Car Insurance Advertising
I am so over all this car insurance advertising. Everyone knows how expensive it is to advertise on TV. Even cable stations charge quite a bit. So how can all these car insurance companies afford so much advertising? Raise the rates. I wonder what it would cost to get insurance from a company that does not advertise so often.
I am so sick of Progressive's ads, particularly, that I would never consider exploring their costs. They advertise on cable constantly - sometimes six times during a program. I am sick of Flo (and I once thought she was OK) and that talking insurance policy with his caustic voice and his creepy comments that are just rude. Obviously someone thinks they are funny. But I am not looking for humor in my insurance policy. I want coverage and I want savings. Forget the crap.
I am forced to watch TV since my life has really slowed down. Unfortunately, it stinks. I mean, even cable stinks most of the time. I pay, and I am sure you do, too, a whole lot of money to have cable stations to watch. Have you noticed that they are all reruns of movies, TV shows, etc. from years and years ago. Only occasionally is there a new show, and so many of them are not worth the time watching them. The dialog and actors are so poor that they play very loud music to let you know when something is dramatic, sad, funny, or scary. I have seen a couple of great shows, but they are few and far between and not worth all that money.
I am old enough to remember when we did not pay for TV. I remember saying I never would, but HBO was wonderful and I saw shows, all kinds of shows, that I had never seen before. So I have continued to get cable for all of these years and after catching up with all the reruns of shows I did not see when I had a life, I am seriously considering going back to the old "free" way of watching TV.
I have a DVD player that I can use for movies and "reruns" of TV shows. So watch out cable stations, there are those of use who will refuse to pay high prices to watch "average" TV shows and reruns of shows over 20 years old.
What century are we in?
I thought we had moved to the 21st century. Is that not so?
Well, I was just in a chain restaurant the other morning having
breakfast and I noticed that all the women, whether wait staff or managers, had on men’s neckties. I guess someone thinks (with an outdated brain) that women look more professional dressed like
men. Wasn’t that an attitude we got rid of many years ago. It seems
like we had women’s lib or something, didn’t we?
I ask you, who thinks a woman cannot look professional unless she
is dressed like a man, i.e. black pants, white shirt tucked in, and a man’s
black tie?. My opinion – not a person who is touch with the times.
If this is OK, then maybe we should dress the male personnel in female
attire of the past, i.e. short skirt, high heels, and a tight knit top, with
lots of jewelry.
Talk about sexist attitudes. Come on – get with the times, people.
I am so tired of people who cannot do their jobs right the first time or even the second time. I have been dealing with a cable company that cannot get it right so I canceled their phone and internet service for a week from now. At the time of the call, the "tech" canceled them right then. When she came back, I restated the cut off time and she went to fix it, promising that it would all be OK. Well, it wasn't. The internet would not come back. It took hours to fix it back. The next day I had an email saying I had an appt. I did not know why I would have one so I called; it was to install my phone (the one I have set to cancel after the appt. date) As I explained this to the "tech," she actually turned off my phone. I know I was speaking concisely, because I had each of these techs repeat what I said. Where is the competency in this. I am going to cancel the TV service now, but I will do it on the day I want it off - not a day before. Knowing them it will stay on for another month and I will get a bill. UGH!!
The New Weather Channel
I DO NOT LIKE the Weather Channel now that NBC owns it. I used to be able to see the local weather when I tuned in. Now instead of weather, I get TV shows about prospectors, the coast guard, salvage people, tornado chasers, and commercial fishermen. “Local on the 8’s” either comes on early, late, or not at all, if it interferes with a show that is being broadcast. The commercials manage to get seen, however, even if the weather is not.
State Farm Ad
I DO NOT LIKE the State Farm car insurance commercial that represents the “other” car insurance agent as a doddering old coot who plays games with a dollar and a fishing pole. This company is totally offensive to us older people. Maybe those of us who use State Farm should cancel and go with a more mature insurance company that will respect us.
I wish I could be protected from judges or at least not have to
be around them. I am not talking about “legal” judges or contest judges or anything like that, but those people who feel the need to “judge” their peers based on their perfect view of life. Come on - most of the judges I have met are not perfect and do not really live a “perfect” life or by their own perfect rules that they use to judge others.
I am tired of practicing “good manners” (not disagreeing with them) when
they pontificate. I wish I could just eliminate being around them. But, alas, that would eliminate a good portion of the people I know. So I guess I will have to “keep quiet” and keep my thoughts to myself a bit longer.
I am upset by a Snickers commercial in which sharks comment on how much better the people who ate the new Snickers product tasted versus the ones that did not eat Snickers. Hello?? Does the person who created this know about people who have lost legs, arms, and even their lives by shark attacks. Is this supposed to be "funny?" At the time I first saw this commercial it was about the time that Bethany Hamilton was returning to surfing after losing her arm to a shark attack. How disconnected are the people who created this commercial. AND it is still airing, today.
Not really good poetry but the sentiment of this personal creation says it all.
Imitation- the highest form of compliment -
Or so I have been told.
But has anyone ever realized
How quickly it grows "old?’
I spiced up my flower bed
With colors galore.
One short week later,
My neighbor has more.
I excitedly planted
Three citrus trees with fruit.
She called to show me her eight,
Three trees would not suit.
I searched for miles and miles
To find the perfect garden décor,
Only to find two days after placement
That one like it appears next door.
The double take I experienced
Upon seeing MY prize there,
Was only surpassed
When my neighbor dared
To say how nice it was
That I had copied her.
Imitation is the highest form of compliment -
Or so have I been told..
But compliment or not,
Don’t ever be so bold,
To copy me once again
Or this house will be sold!
What is all this commotion about being "first?" People line up for days to get the newest technical gizmo on the "first" day it is out. People stand in long lines to see a movie or concert on the "first" day. Why? Is that new iPhone better on the first day or the movie better on the first night? I understand that being first is sometimes important: winning first in a race, being first to discover a scientific fact, being the first man to walk on the moon, etc. But, when did being first to get to a store's Thanksgiving sales become so important? Does this desire to be first in everything pertain to being laid off or fired first or being the first of your friends to die? Of course, not. Who decides when it is better to be first?